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Volatus Accelerates Its Growth into the Global UAV Market with Airial Robotics Partnership

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive agreement to help manufacture, market and distribute Airial Robotics’ next generation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) under the Volatus Aerospace brand and its subsidiaries. “We are already seeing significant demand for Airial Robotics’ products,” said Dean Attridge, Volatus Vice President of Solutions Engineering. “Our industry is at an inflection point and positioned for another period of explosive growth. Airial Robotics’ Gyrotrak passed our Vetted by Volatus evaluation for capability, safety, reliability, and suitability for night operations and flight beyond visual line of sight.” “Volatus Aerospace has the commercial reach and resources to help us scale quickly with the added benefit of offering training, manufacturing, and technical support,” said Joerg Schamuhn, CEO of Airial Robotics, headquartered in Germany. “In addition, their global network in defence immediately expands our overall available market. Our products are designed for challenging commercial applications and are ready for large-scale deployment.” Airial Robotics’ patented Gyrotrak technology redefines the possibilities of commercial drone applications by combining the low-energy principles of an autogyro with the hover, vertical take-off and landing features of a helicopter. The result is a disruptive hybrid UAV solution with enhanced flight stability and game-changing improvements in flight time, range, altitude, and payload. Their modular and scalable design supports size and weight class models ranging between 4kg and 600 kg take-off weight ideally suited to applications ranging from agriculture 4.0, cargo and offshore supply missions to inspection, public safety and defense missions. “As a career professional pilot, I am impressed. Airial Robotics created a new class of drone designed to aviation standards that outperforms any heavy-lift platform we have operated to date,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus Aerospace. “These UAV’s have real potential for positive change in the lives of people working in countless industries. In our own flight operations, its weather tolerance, heavy-lift, high-speed, and long-range capabilities make Gyrotrak ideal for our own cargo, agriculture, and oil and gas pipeline applications.” Volatus will manufacture, market and distribute Airial Robotic products under Volatus Aerospace and its subsidiaries OmniView Tech in Canada, Volatus Aerospace USA and Empire Drone in the USA, Volatus Aerospace LATAM in South America, and Volatus Aerospace UK & iRed Remote Sensing in EMEA. The company also intendeds to support and develop existing and qualified new dealers for the products. About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Information This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs, and current expectations of the Company with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding: (i) the business plans and expectations of the Company; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial, and economic data and operating plans, strategies, or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Company, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the commercialization of drone flights beyond visual line of sight and potential benefits to the Company; and meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Abhinav Singhvi +1 514-447-7986 abhinav.singhvi@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

January 10, 2023 07:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

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IAPC Condemns Violent Attack on Brazilian Democracy

International Association of Political Consultants

“The IAPC supports and encourages democracy around the world. We must continue to be vigilant in protecting democratic values against threats from those that try and thwart and subvert the will of the people.” The International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) released the following statement regarding events that took place in Brazil over the weekend: “The recent events that saw riots and an attempt to seize the Brazilian Congress is an affront to the democratic process,” said Matt Klink, President of the IAPC. “While peaceful protest is an acceptable form of registering one’s point of view, violence has no place in a democracy.” “Brazil democratically elected a new government on October 30 th that should be accepted. As political consultants, we work to ensure that the democratic process is followed and not subject to threats, intimidation, or violence.” “As one of the largest democracies in the world, Brazil is recognized for its institutions and democratic rule of law. The recent election was open, fair, and universal, a hallmark of a democratic country.” Established in 1968, The International Association of Political Consultants is committed to fostering democracy and the democratic process throughout the world. Members span a variety of political backgrounds and activities fostering the growing and diverse profession of political consulting as well as the practical aspects of democratic elections. Contact Details President Matt Klink +1 310-283-6267 matt@klinkcampaigns.com Vice President, Communications Marcel Wieder +1 416-907-2126 Company Website https://www.iapc.org

January 09, 2023 04:19 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Bracewell Elects Stephen Crain and Ryan Holcomb to Firm-wide Management Committee

Bracewell LLP

Bracewell LLP has announced that Stephen B. Crain and Ryan S. Holcomb have each been elected to serve a three-year term on the firm’s management committee, effective January 1, 2023. “Stephen and Ryan are outstanding partners and leaders. I look forward to working with them on the management committee,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Gregory M. Bopp. Stephen B. Crain – Crain, who has chaired Bracewell’s litigation section since 2014, will be serving a fourth term on the management committee. Based in Houston, he has led the growth of Bracewell’s national and international trial practice. Crain often represents power generators and oil and gas exploration and development companies. Crain also represents defendants in disputes involving alleged violations of securities laws, including public companies, officers and directors, and special committees. He is a graduate of Duke University and The University of Texas School of Law. Ryan S. Holcomb – Holcomb is a partner in Bracewell’s Houston office and chair of the firm’s power practice. Holcomb represents clients in a wide variety of transactions in the electric power and midstream and downstream oil and gas industries. He negotiates and documents acquisitions and divestitures of assets and companies, joint venture transactions, and structured commodity transactions for private equity investors, energy companies, utilities, financial institutions and commodity trading businesses. Holcomb is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and a magna cum laude graduate of Baylor Law School. About Bracewell LLP Bracewell is a leading law and government relations firm primarily serving the energy, infrastructure, finance and technology industries throughout the world. Our industry focus results in comprehensive state-of-the-art knowledge of the commercial, legal and governmental challenges faced by our clients and enables us to provide innovative solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes. ### Contact Details Jay Plum +1 212-508-6197 jay.plum@bracewell.com

January 09, 2023 02:08 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Finance Veteran Sean Boyea Joins Siebert Williams Shank as Managing Director

Siebert Williams Shank

Siebert Williams Shank & Co. (SWS), the nation’s leading woman- and minority-owned, non-bank financial firm, has announced the hiring of Sean Boyea as the firm’s newest Managing Director. Throughout his career, Mr. Boyea has been integral to delivering $50 billion worth of sustainable municipal investment banking, as well as market share growth. Based in the firm’s newly established Sacramento office, he is a seasoned industry veteran with more than three decades of business development, strategic planning and client relationship expertise. He was a Principal at the Williams Capital Group for a decade prior to the company’s merger with Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. “ I am delighted to join the Siebert Williams Shank & Co. team,” said Mr. Boyea. “I have long admired the firm’s preeminent position as an unparalleled provider of client-focused capital market actionable ideas, products, and services. Their proven combination of commitment, creativity, and capital delivers exceptional value to clients.” During his prior tenure, he managed prominent infrastructure, transportation, higher education, healthcare, and utility financings, and maintained integral relationships with key stakeholders and government entities, including the State of California, Regents of the University of California, California State University, Department of Water Resources (DWR), Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP), City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), and the State of Oregon. “We are excited to add a very experienced banker with relationships throughout California and the West Coast, thus expanding our coverage team in the region with a valuable new resource,” said Grace Yuen, SWS Managing Director & Head of West Region. Most recently, Boyea was Senior Vice President at UMB Bank, establishing more than $12 billion in new funding mandates while executing the bank’s West Coast and New York City municipal investment banking strategy, working with clients including the State of California, University of California, California State University, State of Arizona, State of Oregon, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, City of Los Angeles, and the City of New York. Boyea has previously held roles at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, among others. He earned an executive MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business & Accounting from California State University, Los Angeles. Gary Hall, Partner and President of Infrastructure & Public Finance, pointed to the addition of Mr. Boyea, as yet another example of the firm’s growing market presence. “ SWS has a rich history for being opportunistic during economic downturns and recovery periods. I wouldn’t be surprised if we make other strategic hires in the near-term.” SWS counts 74 Fortune 100 companies among its clients and in the last year is credited with 65 bond deals worth $8.1 billion. Recent municipal bond deals done by SWS as bookrunner have ranged in size from $3 million to $1.75 billion for the state of California, the largest transaction ever senior-managed by an MWBE firm. Contact Details Butler Associates Tom Butler +1 646-213-1802 TButler@ButlerPR.com Butler Associates Christian Agredo +1 646-213-0286 CAgredo@ButlerPR.com

January 09, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Million-Dollar Owner Mike Geygan Retires & Reflects on 31-plus Years in Business After Selling Minuteman Press Franchise in Lebanon, Ohio

Minuteman Press International Inc

Minuteman Press in Lebanon, Ohio, has been sold by retiring owners Mike and Karen Geygan to new owners Frank and Melissa Hiti. The longtime design, marketing, and printing center has been operating for over 40 years, and Mike and Karen are retiring after owning the business for over 31 years. All of the staff have been retained and will keep working to serve Minuteman Press clients in the community. Minuteman Press in Lebanon is located at 101 Dave Avenue, Suite E, Lebanon, OH 45036. New owner Frank Hiti says, “We are really excited to take over a business that has such an outstanding reputation in the community. As business buyers, we are blown away by the strong foundation that Mike and Karen Geygan built with Minuteman Press in Lebanon. This business is a well-oiled machine thanks to their hard work. Everyone has been so welcoming to us as new owners, and we will continue the path that Mike and Karen set by being a fixture in our community and make sure our business takes care of our customers.” Frank continues, “I am an engineer by trade, with a business degree. I spent my entire career in automotive manufacturing doing sales, engineering, project management, and procurement. I climbed the ladder but I always had that desire to be an entrepreneur. I felt I was in a good position to find the right opportunity and the right business to purchase. Everything I’ve experienced in the last few weeks since purchasing Minuteman Press has been even better than I expected. The support has been phenomenal from our local field rep Ryan, our team here in Lebanon is simply fantastic, and it’s so much easier to hit the ground running thanks to the strong customer relationships that Mike and Karen Geygan built. They earned their retirement and it’s been a win-win situation all-around.” History of the Business When Mike and Karen Geygan first purchased an existing Minuteman Press franchise in April of 1991, they took over a business that needed some work. Mike reflects, “We bought a 12-year-old shop and we needed to upgrade our equipment and clean things up, so that’s what we did. We liked the business model and the industry, and I really wanted to be involved in my community. Lebanon, Ohio is a rural town, and it just seemed like a unique place to own a business.” At the time, Mike worked in industrial sales and he liked that Minuteman Press wanted to him “to focus on running the business, not running a press.” He continues, “We looked at small businesses, other franchises, and another printing business. With printing, I liked that I would be selling to customers who could become repeat clients and order more from us. I also found the business hours and employee structure to be appealing, and with Minuteman Press, the royalty cap was a huge plus.” On that point, Mike shares, “Minuteman Press is a franchise that really cares about our success as franchisees. I feel that we get more help and support for the limited royalties we pay than other franchises who don’t have a cap. It’s not just about the dollars, it’s about the work they put in. They adapt and stay current, and the tech team is really cutting edge with everything they put into FLEX.” Another thing that really stands out to Mike after 31-plus years is the fact that he has always been able to run his business in a rural town like Lebanon in the way he wanted that best fit his community. “I always liked that Minuteman Press was hands-off in the sense that we could do what we needed for our business. We can do what works for us in our marketplace and go in the directions we want to go with our products and services as well as our pricing. They never asked me to charge $5.99 for a Big Mac because that’s what New York is charging.” Mike also credits his wife Karen Geygan for really solidifying the business from the financial side of things. “Karen worked on the financial side of the business and made sure everything was handled in that area. Her contributions over the years have been invaluable to our bottom line.” Growing to a Million-Dollar Business From 1991 to 1998, Mike, along with his wife Karen and his staff, were able to steadily build the business. They first joined the President’s Million-Dollar Circle in 1998 and they continued to hit that impressive milestone every year for the next 24 years (with the exception of 2020). Mike shares, “The biggest thing for us early on was growing through word of mouth referrals. At that time, I found that most printing companies in our area were not ‘good printers’ in the sense that their quality wasn’t great and they didn’t meet deadlines. We stepped in with printing that looked better and was always on time, and as a result we developed an extremely good reputation.” Mike continues, “We grew significantly based on those two key areas of quality and service. After 31 years, I can’t think of one customer that we lost because we dropped the ball. It’s all about communication. We talk to our customers, and we are honest with them. If we need to fix something or deliver on a tight deadline, we find a way to get it done.” He adds, “I have found that the shops that are the most successful operate with a sense of urgency. You have to be proactive. If a job needs to be delivered Friday, get it done early in case a machine goes down, paper or supplies don’t show up, or an employee is out unexpectedly. Don’t wait until Friday morning. The quicker you know something is wrong, the easier it is to find a solution. That is what’s always worked for us.” “We went from 100K in yearly sales when we first started to about $1.3 million per year. We got very comfortable and now it’s time to retire.” -Mike Geygan Today, Minuteman Press in Lebanon is a digital print shop with six full-time staff and two part-time staff. Mike shares, “We specialize in digital printing and do a good amount of mailings. We are in a rural town and so we do a lot of saturation mail for local school districts and other clients such as a large HVAC company and an addiction treatment facility. We also saw that during the pandemic, our community needed products such as large format printing, labels, posters, and signage.” Speaking of the pandemic, Mike says, “We were fortunate enough to be cushioned from serious impacts in 2020. In 2021, we found ourselves back at 2019 levels, and in 2022, we were up 20% over 2021 sales.” With new ownership coming in, Mike sees ripe opportunity for growth. “We have a nice foundation in place but I also see room for growth in wide format, apparel, and automation mailing. There are a lot of studies that show print is more effective than other forms of marketing. I think it’s important to mix in different ways of marketing and use print, internet, and social media channels.” Selling the Business When asked what it was like to work with Minuteman Press International to sell the business and secure his exit strategy, Mike shares, “I first had the thought of selling in March of 2022. I was turning 63 in July, I mentioned to my Regional VP Gary Nowak that we were starting to think about selling the business. My original intent was to retire by 65, and conventional wisdom told me that it would take some time to complete the sale. We were not intending to sell this year and weren’t ready to actually list the business for sale.” Mike continues, “Gary informed me in early July that he had potential buyers who he was already in contact with, and I figured there was no harm in meeting with them. As it turned out, the meeting with the buyers went well, and we ended up getting an offer fairly quickly. By September, the agreement was signed, and the sale was completed in November of 2022.” From his perspective, Frank Hiti says, “When we started looking to buy a business, I came across a business for sale ad from Minuteman Press. Gary Nowak reached out to me and as we were discussing a couple of different opportunities, we were introduced to Mike Geygan. We liked what we saw on our end with Minuteman Press in Lebanon and now during the transition, we are absolutely thrilled with how things are turning out. We bought the right business for us from great people in Mike and Karen Geygan.” “Our attitude was that if we get a good offer for the business, we would sell, and if we didn’t get an offer we were comfortable with, we wouldn’t sell. We really liked the buyers Frank and Melissa Hiti. We sold the business at a good time for us at a price we were comfortable with before we needed to sell, and while things were going well.” -Mike Geygan Mike shares the following three keys to selling a business: 1. Have clean financials. It’s important to be properly prepared for any questions and document requests, and to know your numbers. 2. Run a solid business and invest wisely. My dad was a financial planner, so in addition to running our business, we took care of ourselves on the personal investment side. That really adds up over the years, so be smart about how you invest and start early. 3. A business where the owner is doing everything is worth less to buyers. The company needs to be transferrable to new ownership. Delegate responsibilities to your team, and cross-train your employees. The more they know, the more valuable your business will be at the time of the sale. Final Reflections & Advice for Others As Mike and Karen transition to retirement, he reflects on what he’ll miss most. “Everybody says it’s the people that make the business, and that’s so true. We love our customers and our employees; they are like family to us. I also love being involved in the community and served on many local boards. Because we deal with such a broad variety of customers and organizations in the printing business, I was one of the people who knew everyone and so everyone would come to me. I simply loved being able to help and connect others.” He adds, “Our customers are happy for us, and I am very impressed with our local Minuteman Press field representative Ryan McIntyre who is helping with the transition, as well as the new owners Frank and Melissa Hiti. I know the business is being left in great hands.” Mike’s final piece of advice for others is this: “There are three functions that have to happen in order to be successful: 1. Find the business; 2. Get the jobs out on time; 3. Get customers to pay for your products and services. When you are small and just starting out, these functions may fall to the owner. However, if you want to grow, you need to delegate responsibilities and develop a company, not a monument to the owner. Remember, it’s a team effort.” Minuteman Press in Lebanon, Ohio, is located at 101 Dave Avenue, Suite E, Lebanon, OH 45036. For more information, call 513-932-4222 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/lebanon/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and read Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

January 09, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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‘Woke’ Chairman/CEO Takes Visa Inc. Everywhere He Wants It to Be — Like China

National Legal & Policy Center

National Legal and Policy Center, a shareholder in Visa Inc., has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a report that outlines several missteps and ongoing “wokeness” on the part of Chairman and CEO Al Kelly, and will call for the board to implement a policy to separate the two powerful leadership roles at the company. NLPC’s proposal, found on page 90 of the company’s proxy statement, is the only one that will presented by a shareholder for the annual meeting, to be held on Jan. 24. NLPC’s report to the SEC seeks greater accountability for company leaders by asking fellow shareholders to vote for an “independent chair” policy, which if approved, would mean they support checks-and-balances under which the Chair of the board could not also be the CEO. NLPC’s report to the SEC also rebuts the board’s opposition to its proposal. As part of its case, NLPC calls into question several “missteps” — and even outright blunders and possible criminality — by Visa under the leadership of Chairman/CEO Kelly. From the report: There are several examples where we call into question Mr. Kelly’s leadership, with his powerful combined positions. Consider: He continued the Company’s quite-visible sponsorship of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, despite a diplomatic boycott by the U.S. “There is no way around it,” wrote U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. “By supporting the Winter Olympic Games, [sponsors, including Visa] are helping the [Communist Chinese Party] whitewash slavery and genocide.” He capitulated to the violent, anti-police, “Black Lives Matter” riots of 2020, decrying “social injustice and racial inequality,” implying that the thousands of employees who represent the Company are insufficiently respectful and sensitive to minorities. “These corporations in America…they’ll blow a gasket, you know, for these small issues in the United States,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “But yet they’re willing to underwrite games of the country that’s committing genocide.” In his response to the fraudulent BLM movement, Mr. Kelly pledged to institute quotas at Visa for “under-represented” racial groups among executives and in overall hiring. “We want to achieve these goals for Black and African American people, and for Latinx people,” said Mr. Kelly, ignorant of the fact that the virtue-signaling term “Latinx” offends many Latin Americans and Hispanics. “Our initial emphasis will be on Black and African American talent,” he added. A federal judge in California ruled in a child pornography lawsuit against Visa, and against Pornhub’s parent company MindGeek, that “Visa knew that MindGeek’s websites were teeming with monetized child porn”; that there was a “criminal agreement to financially benefit from child porn that can be inferred from [Visa’s] decision to continue to recognize MindGeek as a merchant despite allegedly knowing that MindGeek monetized a substantial amount of child porn”; and that “the court can comfortably infer that Visa intended to help MindGeek monetize child porn” by “knowingly provid[ing] the tool used to complete the crime.” An influential activist investor said, “Visa’s conduct here is inexcusable, likely to cause the company incalculable financial and reputational damage,” and will “create serious… personal liability and potential criminal liability for the board.” He succumbed to pressure from progressive political leaders to adopt a specific purchase code for firearms merchants, making it easier for anti-Second Amendment rights advocates in political power to flag gun sales. “This new system is ripe for abuse and brings to mind similar policies of Big Tech companies and payment processors that have targeted law-abiding Americans for engaging in constitutionally protected activities. I urge you to immediately reverse course,” wrote U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, in a letter to Mr. Kelly and other major payment processing company CEOs. Two dozen state attorneys general also wrote to Mr. Kelly, warning that the new code may violate state consumer protection laws. Rather than hear shareholders’ legitimate concerns at annual meetings as they choose to address them, instead Mr. Kelly and his team avoid such discomfort, and hold “sham question and answer session(s) with planted softball questions.” Late last year Visa announced that Ryan McInerney would assume the role of CEO effective Feb. 1, while Kelly will retain the Chairman of the Board role. Companies regularly divide the roles on a temporary basis as part of a “transition” while shifting executives into new top roles, then within a few months to a year recombine the Chair and CEO roles. It remains to be seen what Visa will do, but nonetheless, adopting NLPC’s good-governance proposal would establish separation of the roles as company policy. “Al Kelly’s decision-making as both Chairman and CEO has brought great harm to Visa’s reputation and credibility, as the results have shown,” said Paul Chesser, director of NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project. “It is past time for the board to permanently implement policies that improve accountability for leadership, before these ongoing unchecked mistakes end up being catastrophic for the company – and its shareholders.” Read NLPC’s shareholder proposal for the Visa annual meeting here. Read the full NLPC report to the SEC here. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with Paul Chesser, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or drene@nlpc.org. Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

January 09, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Jollibee Group in Forbes List of World’s Best Employers for 3rd straight year

Jollibee Foods Corporation

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach - 6 January 2023 - The Jollibee Group, Asia’s fastest growing restaurant company, has been recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers for a third consecutive year. This recognition affirms the brand of care that Jollibee commits to its employees across the globe, which continues to contribute to a rising perception of the company as a world-class employer of choice. For the third straight year, the Jollibee Group figures on Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Employers in 2022. The Jollibee Group is not only the highest ranked Philippine-based company in the listing but also the highest ranked restaurant company in the world. The highest-ranking restaurant company and Philippine-based company on the Forbes 2022 global list, the Jollibee Group has continued to rise up the rankings since it was first included in 2020. The Company’s rank rose to 106th this year, a significant jump from 239th and 256th positions it enjoyed in 2020 and 2021 respectively. "We are honored and grateful to receive this global recognition, which validates our company's commitment to providing excellent care to our employees. By incorporating a People Agenda into our business strategy, we can capitalize on our people's strengths and provide them with opportunities for growth and development," said Jollibee Group President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong. Forbes and its market research partner Statista polled 150,000 employees from 57 countries to assess companies based on their image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality, and social responsibility. Respondents were also asked how willing they were to recommend their own employers to family and friends. The final list includes the 800 companies with the highest total scores. Evolved People Agenda “To support the business as we repositioned the Jollibee Group for post-pandemic growth, our People Agenda had to adapt. While we continued to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of our employees, we needed to focus on strengthening organizational capabilities, enhancing our talent development and succession, and creating new ways of working built around speed, agility, and collaboration,” said Arsenio Sabado, Jollibee Group Chief Human Resources Officer. “Critical to the success of our People Plans is Employee Communications that keeps our leaders and employees up-to-date as our growth strategies evolve, and keeps everyone aligned with our mission of serving great-tasting food, and bringing the joy of eating to everyone. This deep sense of purpose and love for our brands are the intangibles that endear us to our employees and to their families, our communities, and ultimately to our customers,” he adds. The Jollibee Group also adopted a hybrid model for office-based employees after more than two years of remote work, where they are onsite for two days and on remote work the rest of the week. This arrangement is part of Jollibee Group's work reentry strategy which takes a more human-centered approach to redesigning new employees' work-life experiences. Aside from being recognized among the World’s best Employers for a third straight year, the Jollibee Group was also recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Most Female Friendly Companies in 2021. It is also the first-ever Philippine-based company to be recognized with the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA) in 2020. “We dedicate these awards to all our teams whose passion for excellence and commitment to our values have contributed to the continued growth of the Jollibee Group. The continued development of our employees and their welfare will remain our top priority as we acknowledge that our people are our biggest competitive advantage,” said Mr. Tanmantiong. About Jollibee Group Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. It operates in 34 countries, with over 6,300 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Australia. Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); four franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines, and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 90% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that ultimately owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. It also has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. Jollibee Group also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States. Jollibee Group was named the Philippines' most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia's Fab 50 Companies and among the World's Best Employers and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. In 2020, Gallup awarded the Jollibee Group with the Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the first Philippine-based company to receive the distinction. Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, thus spreading the joy of eating to everyone. To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit w ww.jollibeegroup.com Contact Details Media Contact Katz Bernardo +63 917 878 0718 katz.bernardo@pulsephil.com

January 06, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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LiveChat Launches in Square App Marketplace to Provide Omnichannel Chat Features for Square Sellers

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LiveChat, a provider of software solutions for managing business communication, announced the launch of its integration with Square, the globally trusted software, payments, and hardware company. The new offering enables merchants to incorporate the LiveChat software into their Square Online stores directly from the Square App Marketplace with just one click. LiveChat is a full-service customer support platform that assists businesses in capturing leads and making the purchasing process easier. Today, over 37,000 companies in more than 150 countries trust the platform to communicate with and engage clients. Square Online is an eCommerce website and online ordering platform that lets businesses sell, fulfill, and process payments online. Built specifically to adapt to how customers order today and tomorrow, Square Online has everything a restaurant, retailer, or service provider needs to deliver exceptional online experiences. Square Online syncs seamlessly with all Square products to streamline processes and unify operations in one central place. “Business owners, no matter the industry, are looking for convenient software solutions that keep sales up, and customers engaged while streamlining existing processes. That's what we have in our minds while building our product portfolio and also choosing partners to collaborate with. With Square, we share the same goal of building software that allows business owners to focus on improving their company's omnichannel operations. I'm sure that our software will become a driving force to improve merchants' communication with their customers,” said Szymon Klimczak, CMO at LiveChat. Communication without barriers, LiveChat’s vision, is supported by its numerous integrations and a high degree of customizability. After a quick 5-minute set-up, Square sellers have access to a fully-fledged business communication tool designed to make a company’s customer relations workflow smoother and easier to manage. By installing the chat application, business owners provide their customers with omnichannel experiences via LiveChat’s widget on a store’s website, Messenger, WhatsApp, Apple Messages for Business, SMS, and more. With the help of chatbots, visitors can receive answers to their questions 24-7. Besides, customer requests can be easily managed using the platform's built-in ticketing system. LiveChat is built on the foundation of providing business efficiency. The platform enables companies to substantially lower their overall cost per interaction. With LiveChat, Square sellers gain access to a variety of chat, engagement, and analytics tools for support, sales, or marketing. Using pre-chat surveys or a real-time preview of pages, support agents can get to know a store’s potential customers, reach out to them at the right time, and spark a conversation with personalized greetings based; such as on the pages they’re seeing. A survey showed that consumers appreciate helping them with personalized messaging. Organizations that consider that fact while communicating with them can expect a 16% more impact on commercial outcomes than those that don't. Key benefits of the LiveChat app offered to Square sellers: Proactive customer support: communicating and engaging with customers using a customizable chat with real-time data, interactive greetings, message templates, chatbots, and more. Over 200 tools to integrate with LiveChat: connecting the platform with CRMs, data analytics tools, email campaign software, and more to streamline processes and provide even better CX. Being where customers are: accessing customer queries from various channels in one place, saving time on switching tabs while communicating with customers the way they like. To learn more about LiveChat's collaboration with Square, visit this page. About LiveChat LiveChat is a complete customer service solution that offers several ways for businesses to communicate with buyers. Our industry-leading portfolio of products includes LiveChat, ChatBot, HelpDesk, and KnowledgeBase – all designed to enable contact with companies at any time and through a variety of communication channels. A wide range of business customers uses the platform because of its customization capabilities and limitless integrations. LiveChat encourages tech firms and developers to build their own solutions on the platform’s back-end, allowing organizations to configure the application to fit their specific needs. It also integrates with all popular messaging channels and hundreds of other tools such as Shopify, Hubspot, and Google Analytics. Founded in 2002 with offices in Poland and the United States, LiveChat is actively used by over 37,000 companies worldwide and supports over 75 million chats monthly. Learn more at www.livechat.com. Contact Details LiveChat, Inc. Public Relations Team pr@livechat.com Company Website https://www.livechat.com/

January 05, 2023 09:13 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Volatus Aerospace’s iRed Wins Fugitive Gas Detection Contract in UK

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Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that its UK subsidiary, iRed Ltd, has signed a contract for monthly recurring inspections to detect fugitive methane leaks at 14 water treatment facilities across the northwest of the United Kingdom. According to “Faster and Further: Canada’s Methane Strategy,” Sept. 2022, Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with 25 times more global warming potential than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Fugitive methane emissions occurring due to leaks, loose valves, or venting of methane gas results in the loss of valuable energy, increased costs, and damage to the environment. Optical gas imaging (OGI) visualizes a narrow band of the infrared spectrum allow the identification of methane and other hydrocarbon gases which may otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. Under the terms of the 12-month contract, iRed® will conduct remote analysis of infrastructure at water treatment facilities across the northwest UK using Optical Gas imaging cameras. “This is a very strategic win,” said Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus. “In Canada, gas leak detection for the oil and gas industry is already a major line of business for our Synergy Aviation subsidiary. The added capability of Optical Gas Imaging is expected to open new doors with our existing oil and gas customers as well as create new opportunities in the North American waste management sector. In parallel, iRed® can leverage the strength of our Oil and Gas expertise to generate new opportunities in that sector in the UK.” Ray Faulkner, President of iRed® added, “The production of methane is a natural part of the waste treatment process. Methane gas is captured and used for bio-energy production and carbon capture. iRed is a specialist in fugitive gas detection, mitigation, and inspection. But capturing that data is only half the story, we turn data into actionable reports for stakeholders such the Environment Agency to whom the operators are responsible. The potential for us is significant.” According to Deloitte, for the UK to progress towards net zero by 2050 they need to dramatically increase use of renewable and other low carbon energy sources. Incinerating waste, including biomass, is considered renewable energy that reduces overall emissions compared to letting the waste go into a landfill. Energy generation falls when the wind stops blowing and the sun goes down, but Biomass incineration can provide renewable baseload power. Research undertaken by The University of Manchester suggests that the UK “has the potential to generate up to 44% of its energy from biomass sources, including household waste, agricultural residues, and home-grown biofuels by 2050.” About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Information This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs, and current expectations of the Company with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding: (i) the business plans and expectations of the Company; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial, and economic data and operating plans, strategies, or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Company, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the commercialization of drone flights beyond visual line of sight and potential benefits to the Company; and meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Rob Walker +1 579-977-5066 rob.walker@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

January 05, 2023 06:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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